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3D vegetation mapping using UAVSAR, LVIS, and LIDAR data acquisition methods

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dc.contributor.advisor Simard, Marc en_US Calderon, Denice 2013-09-09T20:32:10Z 2013-09-09T20:32:10Z 2011-08
dc.identifier.citation NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP), Pasadena, California, August 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-3831
dc.description.abstract The overarching objective of this ongoing project is to assess the role of vegetation within climate change. Forests capture carbon, a green house gas, from the atmosphere. Thus, any change, whether, natural (e.g. growth, fire, death) or due to anthropogenic activity (e.g. logging, burning, urbanization) may have a significant impact on the Earth’s carbon cycle. Through the use of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) and NASA’s Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS), which are airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) remote sensing technologies, we gather data to estimate the amount of carbon contained in forests and how the content changes over time. UAVSAR and LVIS sensors were sent all over the world with the objective of mapping out terrain to gather tree canopy height and biomass data; This data is in turn used to correlate vegetation with the global carbon cycle around the world. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS) en_US
dc.subject Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) en_US
dc.subject forest strucutre en_US
dc.title 3D vegetation mapping using UAVSAR, LVIS, and LIDAR data acquisition methods en_US
dc.type Student Report en_US

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